artificial intelligence, Google, search engine, New York Times

Artificial Intelligence Employed In New Google Search Tool

by Tony B. Lumpkin III on August 14, 2012

A report from the The New York Times describes a new Google search tool whose aim is to understand human meaning, take part in spoken conversations and, yes, even provide search results.  However the results are not only from the Internet but from users’ personal lives. The AI tool, which is set to be used by first million volunteers, will also incorporate a user’s Gmail messages to assist with searches.  Amit Singhal, Google Senior Vice President of Search, said the moves are “baby steps in the direction of making search truly universal” and toward building in artificial intelligence. Google emphasized that users can turn the search tool on or off as they wish. Mr. Singhal added, “We have to do this very carefully; we know that.”

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